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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Parents will have their chance to weigh in on proposed 8th period at Crookston High School Monday evening

  • At meeting that precedes parent session, school board will deal with a personnel disciplinary action.
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  •     Parents who want to hear more, ask questions or voice concerns about the proposed addition of an eighth period to the Crookston High School academic schedule next fall will get their chance at a parent meeting at 6 p.m. Monday evening in the CHS auditorium.
        CHS Principal Lon Jorgenson is the architect of the plan, which would shorten class periods during the day by a few minutes and also start the school day 10 minutes earlier in order to accommodate the eighth period. The additional period would be utilized as a combination of a study hall and the current PrimeTime Homeroom. Jorgenson said he based the proposal on a survey he said he conducted of students and teachers, which found that a majority of both are fans of the idea.
        More information on Jorgenson’s proposal can be viewed at crookston.k12.mn.us. Jorgenson also invites anyone with questions or concerns to call him at the high school at 281-2144.
    School board meets
    Preceding the parent meeting will be a Crookston School Board meeting at 5 p.m. in the CHS choir/orchestra room.
        A portion of the meeting will be closed to the public, as the board and Superintendent Chris Bates discuss a “personnel disciplinary action.” Bates told the Times that due to data privacy laws nothing more can be stated publicly about the matter.

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